Got home as expected last night, around 5:30p. Easy peasy, thankfully. But after showers and a quick bite, oh, and watching Jeopardy, off to beddie where I had some of the strangest dreams known to mankind and Freud. One, I was back at the house I grew up in and the swimming pool was partially drained because there were a dozen or so bears living in the shallows end. And that dream sequence was the least bizarre!!
LONG list of chores today. Monday, the outdoor tree will be strung with lights and also Monday comes a phone call to the Bedford post office.
One of the kids was on tap to come by to regularly check the house when we were gone and I told him the mail was stopped so not to worry about the mailbox. BUT, on Thursday when he came over, he noticed a flyer half out of the mailbox. He opened the mailbox and it was STUFFED.
So, did they deliver the mail every day despite the stop mail order? We thought yes at first then realized Friday was a legal holiday with no mail delivery and assume they delivered the held mail Thursday. It begs the question why I was allowed to ask for “postman to deliver all held mail Friday November 10” if the 10th was a known holiday. No harm no foul, the mail is all inside but what a pain. And someone screwed up.
Now, to back up a bit, caelestis, thanks for the awesome aerial video of Biltmore. Extraordinary.
And as for the *Say Neigh to the Dressage* headline, I guess it was too lowbrow an association for you to get it. It was a pun takeoff on the tv show Say Yes to the Dress. Okay, it was bad.
Time for coffee and to sort through the mail. Happy Saturday. And thanks again for tolerating me not replying to your comments. I’m back in full respond mode!
PS: No Cape Cod popcorn in North Carolina.
PPS: Yes, all photos on blog were from new iPhone 8 Plus. I don’t foresee the need to ever use my camera camera again. The phone camera is amazing.
UPDATE: This is the automated response I got from USPS which would mean RDW was right, that Friday was not the legal holiday because logic would indicate if Friday were a postman’s holiday, USPS would know that and refuse delivery Friday. (We opted to have all held mail delivered rather than pick it up.) Mistake #2.
UPDATE TWO: Just checked the mailbox. There was mail in it, obviously delivered after 5:30pm last night. So that says two things: yesterday ws NOT the Federal mailman’s holiday and the Bedford Post Office blatantly ignored the direct request to hold mail. Imagine had we been gone for two weeks or not asked one of the children to stop by. It’s a crime in my book.